Cages

From Terraria Wiki
(Redirected from Mouse Cage)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Cages
  • Bunny Cage.png Bird Cage.png Worm Cage.png
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Statistics
Type
Placeable✔️ (6 wide × 3 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
SellNo value
  • Internal Tile ID: 275-281, 285-286, 296-299, 309-310, 339, 391-394, 413, 619
Gold Cages
  • Gold Bunny Cage.png Gold Bird Cage.png Gold Worm Cage.png
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Statistics
Type
Placeable✔️ (6 wide × 3 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 3
Sell10 GC
  • Internal Tile ID: 358-359, 360-364, 414

Cages are placeable decorative furniture items that display animated critters. A critter caught with the Bug Net, Lavaproof Bug Net(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), or Golden Bug Net(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) is combined with a Terrarium to craft a cage.

Gold cages (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) are regular cages containing gold critters. They sell for 10 GC each. Aside from the sell price, they are the same as regular cages.

Cages are background furniture, and nothing can be placed on them, nor can they be placed on top of each other. On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, cages can be stacked and stood on like platforms.

All cages measure either 6 tiles wide by 3 high, or 3 tiles wide by 2 high, and are partially transparent.

On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, cages can be converted back into their ingredients by throwing the cage into shimmer.

On the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, cages cannot be opened, broken, or crafted back into their ingredients, so once a critter is crafted into a cage, that particular critter can no longer be released.

There are currently (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 63 / (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) 17 cages, (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 10 of which are gold variants.

Crafting

Placed Bunnies.gif
Placed Gemstone Bunnies.gif
Placed Birds.gif
Placed Squirrels.gif
Placed Gemstone Squirrels.gif
Placed Ducks.gif
Placed Macaws.gif
Placed Scorpions.gif
Placed Cockatiels.gif
Placed Toucan.gif
Placed Grebe.gif
Placed Seagull.gif
Placed Penguin.gif
Placed Worms.gif
Placed Jungle Bugs.gif
Placed Grasshoppers.gif
Placed Snails.gif
Placed Frogs.gif
Placed Mice.gif
Placed Rat.gif
Placed Stinkbug.gif
Placed Maggot.gif

Recipes

Regular Critters

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Amber Bunny CageAmber Bunny Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4888By Hand
Amber Squirrel CageAmber Squirrel Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4895
Amethyst Bunny CageAmethyst Bunny Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4882
Amethyst Squirrel CageAmethyst Squirrel Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4889
Bird CageBird CageInternal Item ID: 2166
Black Scorpion CageBlack Scorpion CageInternal Item ID: 2187
Blue Jay CageBlue Jay CageInternal Item ID: 2167
Blue Macaw CageBlue Macaw Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 5301
Buggy CageBuggy Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 3255
Bunny CageBunny CageInternal Item ID: 2162
Cardinal CageCardinal CageInternal Item ID: 2168
Diamond Bunny CageDiamond Bunny Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4887
Diamond Squirrel CageDiamond Squirrel Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4894
Duck CageDuck CageInternal Item ID: 2165
Emerald Bunny CageEmerald Bunny Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4885
Emerald Squirrel CageEmerald Squirrel Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4892
Enchanted Nightcrawler CageEnchanted Nightcrawler Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 3254
Frog CageFrog CageInternal Item ID: 2190
Glowing Snail CageGlowing Snail CageInternal Item ID: 2175
Grasshopper CageGrasshopper Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 2741
Gray Cockatiel CageGray Cockatiel CageInternal Item ID: 5316
Grebe CageGrebe Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4473
Grubby CageGrubby Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 3256
Jungle Turtle CageJungle Turtle Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4462
Ladybug CageLadybug Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4380
Maggot CageMaggot Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4364
Magma Snail CageMagma Snail Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4850
Mallard Duck CageMallard Duck CageInternal Item ID: 2164
Mouse CageMouse CageInternal Item ID: 2191
Owl CageOwl CageInternal Item ID: 4396
Penguin CagePenguin CageInternal Item ID: 2206
Rat CageRat Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4376
Red Squirrel CageRed Squirrel Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 3565
Ruby Bunny CageRuby Bunny Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4886
Ruby Squirrel CageRuby Squirrel Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4893
Sapphire Bunny CageSapphire Bunny Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4884
Sapphire Squirrel CageSapphire Squirrel Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4891
Scarlet Macaw CageScarlet Macaw Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 5213
Scorpion CageScorpion CageInternal Item ID: 2186
Seagull CageSeagull Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4474
Seahorse CageSeahorse Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4481
Sluggy CageSluggy CageInternal Item ID: 3257
Snail CageSnail CageInternal Item ID: 2174
Squirrel CageSquirrel CageInternal Item ID: 2163
Stinkbug CageStinkbug Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 5133
Topaz Bunny CageTopaz Bunny Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4883
Topaz Squirrel CageTopaz Squirrel Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4890
Toucan CageToucan CageInternal Item ID: 5314
Truffle Worm CageTruffle Worm CageInternal Item ID: 4963
Turtle CageTurtle Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4461
Water Strider CageWater Strider Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4475
Worm CageWorm CageInternal Item ID: 2207
Yellow Cockatiel CageYellow Cockatiel CageInternal Item ID: 5315

Gold Critters (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Gold Bird CageGold Bird Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 3070By Hand
Gold Bunny CageGold Bunny Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 3071
Gold Frog CageGold Frog CageInternal Item ID: 3073
Gold Grasshopper CageGold Grasshopper Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 3074
Gold Ladybug CageGold Ladybug Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4399
Gold Mouse CageGold Mouse CageInternal Item ID: 3075
Gold Seahorse CageGold Seahorse Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4483
Gold Squirrel CageGold Squirrel Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 3566
Gold Water Strider CageGold Water Strider Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4476
Gold Worm CageGold Worm Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 3076

Action patterns

The behavior of a caged critter is described by its action pattern. This pattern, while seemingly random, is based on certain rules and chances.[1] These are visualized below.

Bunny CageBunny Cage

Bunny Cages occupy a 6×3 space.

Tiles 275 4.gif
Blink (left)
Tiles 275 0.gif
Blink (right)
12 / 21Tiles 275 2.gif
Jump to left
8 / 21
Tiles 275 11.png
Lasts for 0.5 to 15 seconds
4 / 21Tiles 275 0.png
Lasts for 0.5 to 15 seconds
2 / 21Tiles 275 1.gif
Swing ears
2 / 21Tiles 275 3.gif
Jump to right
1 / 31 / 3

Squirrel CageSquirrel Cage, Red Squirrel CageRed Squirrel Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)

Squirrel Cages occupy a 6×3 space.

Tiles 276 4.gif
Blink (left)
Tiles 276 0.gif
Blink (right)
8 / 21Tiles 276 2.gif
Run to left
8 / 21
Tiles 276 9.png
Lasts for 0.5 to 15 seconds
2 / 21Tiles 276 0.png
Lasts for 0.5 to 15 seconds
1 / 31 / 3
2 / 21Tiles 276 3.gif
Run to right
1 / 54 / 211 / 54 / 21
Tiles 276 5.gif
Wash face (left)
Tiles 276 1.gif
Wash face (right)
4 / 54 / 5

Mallard Duck CageMallard Duck Cage, Duck CageDuck Cage

Duck Cages occupy a 6×3 space.

4 / 51 / 34 / 5
Tiles 277 16.png
Lasts for 0.75 to 45 seconds
Tiles 277 1.gif
Walk to right
1 / 9Tiles 277 0.png
Lasts for 0.75 to 45 seconds
10 / 27Tiles 277 0.gif
plume (right)
1 / 9
1 / 5
5 / 271 / 181 / 301 / 301 / 185 / 27
Tiles 277 3.gif
plume (left)
10 / 27Tiles 277 12.png
Lasts for 0.75 to 45 seconds
Tiles 277 2.gif
Walk to left
Tiles 277 4.png
Lasts for 0.75 to 45 seconds
1 / 9
1 / 51 / 9
4 / 51 / 34 / 5


Bird CageBird Cage, Blue Jay CageBlue Jay Cage, Cardinal CageCardinal Cage

Bird Cages occupy a 6×3 space.

43 / 54Tiles 279 1.gif
Fly to right
1 / 3
Tiles 279 6.png
Lasts for 0.5 to 45 seconds
1 / 9Tiles 279 0.png
Lasts for 0.5 to 45 seconds
2 / 9Tiles 279 1.png
Lasts for at least 15 seconds[2]
Tiles 279 0.gif
Fly to left
8 / 27
5 / 544 / 27
Tiles 279 5.gif
Fly from ground to left
Tiles 279 3.gif
Fly from ground to right
Tiles 279 4.gif
Fly to ground from left
Tiles 279 2.gif
Fly to ground from right
Tiles 279 14.png
Lasts for 1/12 to 10 seconds
19 / 4001 / 20
361 / 400
Tiles 279 6.gif
Peck

Worm CageWorm Cage

Worm Cages occupy a 3×2 space.

Tiles 310 0.gif
Wriggle like "0"[3]
1 / 2Tiles 310 1.gif
Wriggle like "8"[3]
1 / 21 / 2
1 / 2


Penguin CagePenguin Cage

The Penguin Cage occupies a 6×3 space. The Penguin inside may follow the following patterns randomly:

  • Move from one side to the other of the cage.
  • Briefly move its head up and down.
  • Blink in its place.
  • Look around to the left and right.

Scorpion CageScorpion Cage, Black Scorpion CageBlack Scorpion Cage

Scorpion Cages occupy a 6×3 space. The Scorpion inside may follow the following patterns randomly:

  • Run from one side to the other of the cage
  • Submerge in sand
  • Stab with its stinger for a few times
  • Wave its stinger
  • Snip with its chelae

Snail CageSnail Cage, Glowing Snail CageGlowing Snail Cage, Magma Snail CageMagma Snail Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)

Snail Cages occupy a 2×3 space. The Snail inside may follow the following patterns randomly:

  • Hide inside its shell
  • Try to climb up to the ceiling of the cage, but fail and fall down again
  • Make a whole loop around its cage successfully

Notes

Tips

  • Gold critters inside Terrariums sell for the same price as without one, so it may be desirable to sell the animal without a Terrarium.
  • Some critters that have a sell price have no value when placed in a Terrarium.

Trivia

  • Gold Critters have a unique sprite with golden lids and bottoms. So do Gem Critters, with silver lids and bottoms.
  • On the map, when hovered over with the mouse, the Red Squirrel Cage erroneously displays the text "Orange Squirrel Cage".
  • The Penguin's sprite in the Penguin Cage resembles the Penguin pet, rather than the Penguin used to craft it. This may be due to resolution constraints, which would make it difficult to draw a proper penguin inside the cage's borders.
  • The Truffle Worm Cage's tooltip is 'Won't be running away now...', alluding to the fact that the Truffle Worm is very difficult to catch.

History

  • Desktop 1.4.4:
    • Added Yellow Cockatiel, Gray Cockatiel, Toucan, Stinkbug, Blue Macaw, and Scarlet Macaw Cages.
    • Critter cages can now be stacked and stood on like platforms.
  • Desktop 1.4.0.1: Added Amber Bunny, Amber Squirrel, Amethyst Bunny, Amethyst Squirrel, Diamond Bunny, Diamond Squirrel, Emerald Bunny, Emerald Squirrel, Ruby Bunny, Ruby Squirrel, Sapphire Bunny, Sapphire Squirrel, Topaz Bunny, Topaz Squirrel, Ladybug, Seahorse, Grebe, Turtle, Jungle Turtle, Maggot, Magma Snail, Owl, Rat, Truffle Worm, Gold Ladybug, Gold Seahorse, and Gold Water Strider Cages.
  • Desktop 1.3.0.1: Added Grubby, Sluggy, Buggy, Red Squirrel, Enchanted Nightcrawler, Gold Bird, Gold Bunny, Gold Frog, Gold Grasshopper, Gold Mouse, Gold Squirrel, and Gold Worm Cages.
  • Console 1.0.750.0: Added Grubby, Sluggy, Buggy, Red Squirrel, Enchanted Nightcrawler, Gold Bird, Gold Bunny, Gold Frog, Gold Grasshopper, Gold Mouse, Gold Squirrel, and Gold Worm Cages. (PlayStation 4)
  • Console 1.07: Introduced all Desktop 1.2.3 Cages except the Mallard Duck Cage.
This article has open info requests.
 
The following is a list of requests for additions or changes to this article. See Category:Article info requests for all current requests across Terraria Wiki.
Missing placed animations and sizes for the 1.4 cages.
When a request is fulfilled, edit this page and remove it. When all requests are fulfilled, remove the {{info request}} template from this page.
  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.3.2 source code, method AnimateTiles_CritterCages() in Terraria.Main.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is 1.4.4.9.
  2. After that, every tick there is a chance to leave this state, and the chance increases from 0 with the passage of time, reaching the maximum of 1/3 per tick after 300 seconds.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Every 0.5 to 91/60 seconds, the chance of updating the currently playing animation frame is only 1/4 (25%). Thus, on average, an animation frame will last for 121/30 seconds.